Life of the Lynx
Lynx are solitary cats who only interact when they breed. Mating pairs can form for several years. The mother finds a den or covered area and raises the kittens by herself like most cats.
They live in cold climates tht are mostly mountainous terrain and tundra. There is a direct link between snowshoe hare populations (their main prey) and Canadian Lynx populations. The Lynx uses it's exceptional hearing to find prey beneath the snow. they are exceptional at stalking, often pouncing on prey in one swoop. Although they are almost etirrely dependent on the snowshoe hare, they will eat other small mammels such as squirrels, birds, and grouse. In one instance in Colorado, a lynx leaped and snagged a woodpecker from a tree trunk
For a wild cat, they actually can be alright pets. However,LYNX ARE NOT PETS, so really research the question if you think about owning a Lynx, Bobcat, Cougar, Tiger, Serval, or any other exotic cat. If you love cats, you'll realize that you should not own one (except for the standard domestics). In captivity Lynx can live up to 25 years.
Perhaps someday breeders will develop a line of tame Lynx, but for now, it is better that they just roam the wilderness terrerizing bunnies and other little critters.
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